Feb 21, 2024

Thanks to everyone who came to our class in January with Alana Mirror about how she transformed her lawn into an edible and native landscape, all within the budget of the Water-Efficient Rebate Program from the Solano County Water Agency. You can read her previous blog about this project here.

For resources on how you can make a sustainable transformation in your own backyard (and on a budget!), below are individual videos covering topics from the water-efficient rebate program to DIY sustainable landscape design (or you can watch the playlist of all the videos here). You can view a PDF of the slides from Alana’s presentation here. Within these, you’ll find even more links to resources that can help you on your journey.

Sustainable Yard Transformations: Why Transform Your Lawn?

Sustainable Yard Transformation: Water-Efficient Landscape Rebate Program

Sustainable Lawn Removal: How and Why to Sheet Mulch

DIY Sustainable Landscape Design

Permaculture Principles for Sustainable Landscaping

Installing, Maintaining and Enjoying Your Sustainable Yard

You can learn more about Solano County Water Agency’s Water-Efficient Rebate Program here.

To learn how Alana’s sustainable yard transformation also transformed her life, check out her musical blog where she shares original songs, stories, and videos of her transformation at thelivingmirrorproject.org/blog

If you’d like to be part of Alana’s growing community of creative gardeners and environmental stewards, she’s offering a free online introduction to her upcoming group: HeArt of the Garden.

Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting out, Alana’s introductory HeArt of the Garden two-hour, interactive Zoom event on March 23 is perfect for anyone who wants to

  • develop foundations that serve and connect with the natural world;
  • harness the wisdom of nature;
  • grow trust in your inner-compass through journaling;
  • cultivate confidence in your most honest expression; and
  • make peace with yourself, others and the world around you.

Heart of the Garden is a private online community with monthly Zoom meetings to share creative reflections, build confidence and grow connections.

For the free March 23 introductory event, you can sign up here.

Learn more about Alana’s peacemaking project at thelivingmirrorproject.org